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GMV provides control center for Yahsat’s Thuraya 4-NGS

Artists impression of Thuraya 4-NGS; Credits: Yahsat/Thuraya

Paris, 1 June 2021. – The Spanish high-tech group GMV will supply the control center and flight dynamics system for Yahsat’s Thuraya 4‑NGS satellite, the company announced.

Thuraya 4‑NGS is a next generation L-band system built by Airbus on its Eurostar Neo platform and slated for operations in 2024.

The satellite “will lead the continued advancement of Yahsat’ s mobile satcom business through its subsidiary – Thuraya – in core markets”, the company said. “It will enable next generation mobility solutions with higher capabilities and flexibility, while increasing capacity and coverage across Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.”

Yahsat is now using GMV’s flight dynamics and mission planning system across all satellites of the Al Yah family (Al Yah 1, 2 and 3).

GMV sees itself as “the world’s number one supplier of satellite control systems”; the conglomerate is headquartered in Madrid.

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